Edwardian Engagement 1900-20
The Edwardian era of jewelry refers to King Edward VII, Victoria's son and predecessor to the throne of England. This era is represented by sweet, decorative works, influenced by many movements happening at the time. Old European and Old Mine-cut diamonds are the main stone used in engagement rings and many of these were clusters, set in rose-tone golds, which is the driving influence on the popular "halo" style being designed today. This was also the time that gas became readily available in many jeweler's studios which enabled them to work in new metals like platinum and white gold.